Donate to Crozet Master Plan Community Survey

The Crozet Board of Trade wants to raise $6,000
to cover the cost of the Crozet Master Plan Community Survey

You can contribute right now, online, by clicking on this link:  Donate to CIDC through Network for Good
Please put “Survey donation” in the Designation box

 

As you may have read, there is a volunteer committee that consists of Crozet Community Association president Tim Tolson; retired planning commissioner Tom Loach; current planning commissioner Jennie More; White Hall Supervisor Ann Mallek; Tom Guterbock, the director of U.Va’s Center for Survey Research; Shawn Bird, a political polling expert; Crozet Board of Trade president Mike Marshall; and county senior planner Elaine Echols. Other interested Crozet citizens have also attended meetings. This committee has been developing a survey on Crozet growth issues for presentation to the public in May.  The survey is based heavily on a similiar survey done in 2009 before the most recent Crozet Master Plan update

The committee has prepared a scientifically valid survey with neutral questions.  Some 2,000 households inside the Crozet Growth Area and another 1,000 in nearby areas have been scientifically selected to receive asking them to participate in the online survey.  The goal is to get at least 500 households from this random representative sample to respond, with the heavy majority being from inside the growth area.

The same survey will also be available to anyone in the public online or in a paper form published in the Crozet Gazette and also available at Crozet Library. But these responses, while valid and sought after, will be analyzed and reported separately from the scientific sample that receives the letters.

The committee has made diligent efforts to be thrifty about the cost of the effort. The expense, including sample purchase, comes down to less than $2 per invitation for the 3,000 letters and follow-up postcards should the letter not get the needed 500 participants.

The Crozet Board of Trade is undertaking to raise $6,000 to cover the cost of the survey. We believe this information is worth getting. The results will be publicly available.

The Board of Trade is a civic nonprofit that traditionally has raised funds for Crozet’s Independence Day fireworks show. We also raised the funds to create the Crozet Historic District. Your contribution is tax deductible and will be acknowledged.

Won’t you join us by contributing whatever you can afford?    Your contribution is tax-deductible charitable donation. Thank you!

  • You can mail a check payable to: Crozet Board of Trade and send it to: DCA, P.O. Box 261, Crozet, VA 22932.  Please put  “Survey donation” on the memo line.

OR

  • You can contribute right now, online, by clicking on this link:  Donate to CIDC through Network for Good
  • Please put “Survey donation” in the Designation box. (Please note that 3% of your donation is kept by Network for Good as its fee.)
  • Thank you for your generous support!

This is a worthy cause. I hope you will send a contribution.  And thank you for supporting your hometown and believing that our caring can make its future prosperous and bright.

Sincerely,
Michael Marshall, President, Crozet Board of Trade
The Crozet Board of Trade is a 501(c)3 charitable organization.

The Crozet Master Plan Survey committee meeting

The Crozet Master Plan Survey committee meeting
Wednesday, April 12, at 7:00 PM
at the Crozet Firehouse

Anyone interested in helping with the Crozet Master Plan survey is invited to attend the next meeting onWednesday, April 12  at 7:00 PM at the Crozet Firehouse (come around the back of the fire station, and enter through the glass doors on the east side).   We will be reviewing the final draft of the new survey based on all the input and feedback received.  The survey’s goal is to find out what the residents of Crozet and surrounding community think about various topics and concerns related to the Crozet master plan and its implementation.

Background: Over six years ago, the Crozet community conducted a community survey to get input on items of concern and interest to Crozet residents to inform the revision of the 2010 Crozet Master Plan revision.   This meeting is part  a similar process for the next revision of the Crozet Master Plan.  Said revision is already over a year over-due and not schedule by the County to occur for another year or two.  The Crozet Community Association (CCA) believes that’s too long to wait for revision, given the pace of development in Crozet.

This is a committee of the Crozet Community Association (CCA).   The results from the survey will be made public.  It will be used to inform the process of master plan revision.  It will also help inform what topics the CCA should focus on when it hosts some town hall meetings about Crozet Master Plan (CMP) revision topics.

Additional background:

http://www.crozetgazette.com/2017/03/community-association-to-conduct-survey-on-growth/
http://www.cvillepedia.org/mediawiki/index.php/Crozet_Master_Plan
www.albemarle.org/crozet/

http://www.crozetgazette.com/2016/08/ccac-backs-master-plan-update/
http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/9738-residents-and-staff-begin-crozet-master-plan-revis/

Crozet Master Plan Survey committee meeting notes – March 23, 2017

Crozet Master Plan (CMP) Survey Development meeting
March 23, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the Crozet Firehouse

Present: Tom Loach, Tom Guterboch, Jennie More, Bryan Kelly, Shawn Bird, Jim Crosby, Pat Crosby, Tim Tolson, Mike Marshall

Notes by Tim Tolson

Elaine Echols from Albemarle County staff sends her regrets, she cannot make this meeting.

Ann Mallek emailed to say she had another commitment and couldn’t make this meeting.

Tom L. re-capped why we’re doing this survey, to gather opinions about Crozet and growth topics related to master plan in preparation for 2018 when County said it can revise master plan.  Starting with 2009 survey that CCAC and CCA and County did, Tim chaired that effort.   (Click here for the Crozet Gazette article with more background)

This time, we’re very lucky to have two professional survey/pollsters on the committee, Tom Guterbock from UVa Center for Survey Research, and Shawn Bird, most recently with political polling firm in Colorado.

This time we want to do a scientific sample as well as make the survey available to anyone who wants to take it (like we did in 2009).   Mike said businesses in Crozet Board of Trade fundraising to pay for cost of using a scientific sample (postage, letters, envelopes, drawing sample, etc)

Tom G. had done some background work and had first draft of budget for this.  Will be $3,000 to $5,000 depending if use postcards or first class mail (and therefore envelopes, letter, more printing).  We should do “ABS” Address Based Samples”
They can match 90% or so of names to households. The household is the target, not a specific person but helps response rate if we can personalize the letter.

Need to figure out how to tell them that only one person responds to this scientific sample invitation, everyone else in household should go to public version.  Same survey, just keeping the respondents (samples) separate, so will have scientifically representative sample.

Hoping that Elaine can get us Census track/blocks level data to use to draw the sample.  Having that might get sample price down.

Discussed getting couple of quotes for printing/mailing from both Sir Speedy as well as  FEdEx (formerly Kinko’s)

May be ways to lower postage cost.   Jim suggested considering second or third class mail. However that’s also been shown to reduce response rate. First class mail gets more respect and response.

Shawn – We want to make sure the sampling system gets renters. Hardest demographic to get are young adults -18-22 year olds.

Discussion about weighting data for analysis.
Shawn – one demographic most concerned about – is geography – do dispersion of parts of Crozet, but come back from only some areas.
Tom G.  Hard to say, maybe less response from older subdivisions, but they’re also the demographic that often increases response rate.

Usually wait 10-14 days between first invitation and reminder.

Jennie – should build into th budget a third round- of either more sampling and mailing.

Mike – He’ll re-send out fundraising, donation call to Crozet Board of Trade (CBT).

Tom G.  pointed out that current budget is for  postcard, plain color stock, black ink both sides.  Color stock, color inks, etc. cost more.
First class letter might have more impact.

Discussion of timing of release of scientific survey and public survey.

Reviewed questions one-by-one, suggested changes, debated wording to make the questions as neutral, unbiased as possible.   Length of survey is a concern. Really needs to be 20 minutes or less.  Will need to get a few friends to take it after next draft to test how long it takes.

Tom G.  Need to create a jump page from CCA website, that goes to link for survey, and use their 4 digit number to access.     Postcards have same URL – plain english with 4-5 digit unique number.
“Authenticated” login for scientific sample.

Tom L.  How do we decided about the costs/budget?

Tom G.  Well, do we want postcard or letter. Need to  get logos, who signs, who’s contact person, etc.

Mike likes idea of  map in invitation, so that’s a letter.  Also could personalize better this way.

Tom G. & Shawn – Will draft letter. signed by Tim & Tom L.

** TIM **> will contact Elaine about getting census blocks.

Find out cost of printed envelopes, with Crozet logo, CCA return address?

Area to sample outside of Crozet growth areas  – go to Ivy – Toddsbury Store, but how far up Owensville Road, Tillman Road, etc.

**> Need to get estimated number of households from Elaine as part of census block information.

**TIM**> Ask ELAINE _ get list of census geography in growth area.
** TIM **>  And see if she can get total house count within growth area and then in six mile radius, like was used for Crozet Library?

Need to keep moving forward if we’re going to get survey out by early May.
Let’s meet next Thursday then.

Tom L. will check if firehouse available.  Plan on next Thursday, 3/30 at 7:00 PM.
  Next meeting confirmed for Thursday, 3/30 at 7:00 PM at the Field School.

Adjourned 9:30 PM

CCA Meeting Agenda March 9, 2017

Crozet Community Meeting Agenda
March 9, 2017
7:30 PM at the Field School

(Click here for PDF version of the agenda)

Welcome
Agenda Review / Changes and additions from the floor.
Approval of the CCA’s last meeting’s minutes (January 12, 2017) (Click here for PDF version of the minutes)
A Moment in Crozet History (Phil James)

Presentation: Update on the Albemarle County Budget process, Ann Mallek, White Hall District Supervisor and Peter Lynch, county assessor.
Ann will update citizens on the budget process, decisions made to date, and the rate for advertising, which will be set at the budget meeting on Tuesday March 7.  There will be more public meetings through March and a public hearing in April before the Board sets the tax rate. This will be a great time to share your thoughts on the budget.  Peter Lynch, county assessor,  will talk about the current property  values and the appeal process. Deadline to file an appeal is March 15.

Presentation: Perrone Robotics and Barnes Lumber property use. Greg Scharer, COO, Perrone Robotics; Officer Andy Gluba, Jr., ACPD.

Old Business:

  • Update from the Crozet Master Plan (CMP) survey committee (Tom Loach)
  • Update on the Downtown Crozet Initiative (DCI) committee
  • Volunteer needed to be additional CCA member on the Albemarle County Police Department Blue Ridge District Citizens Advisory Team.

New Business:

Comments or Questions?  

Future Agenda Items?

Announcements –  

  • Crozet Community Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting Wednesday, March 15 at 7:00 PM at the Crozet Elementary School.  Note venue change. Details and notices on our website.
  • The White Hall Ruritans Third Annual Sugar Hollow Bridges Run, Saturday, March 11 at 8:0 AM. Race Information at http://www.whitehallva.org
  • The Crozet Lions Club Sixth Annual Pancake Supper and Silent Auction, Saturday, March 18, at 5:00 PM
  • Crozet Board of Trade meeting, Monday, March 20, 7:30 PM at Pro Re Nata Farm Brewery
  • CCA master plan survey committee meeting, March 23, at 7:00 PM at the Crozet Firehouse
  • Phil James, “A Century or so of Crozet History” at the Lodge at Old Trail, Thursday, April 20 at 5:30 PM. RSVP to 434-823-9100 or rsvp@lodgeatoldtrail.com
  • Others?

The next CCA meeting is May 11, 2017 at 7:30 PM at the Field School

Join our email list by signing up at: http://CrozetCommunity.org/contact-us/
This email list is moderated, so you cannot get spam because only approved email messages are sent out.  Volume is usually 4-6 emails a month, all related to Crozet & Western Albemarle events and concerns.

CCAC Meeting Agenda 15 February 2017

CROZET COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (CCAC) Meeting

The Crozet Library, 2020 Library Avenue, Crozet
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Click here for PDF (printable) version of the agenda.

Agenda

1.  Agenda Review. (David Stoner – CCAC chair)

2.  Approval of Minutes (Draft minutes of January 18, 2017 meeting not yet available )

3. Transportation Priorities in Crozet (Kevin McDermott, Albemarle County – 60min)
Refer to last year’s County priority list here https://albemarle.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=4880961&GUID=A741D10A-817E-4B5D-90B9-19BDC318F791 and your Crozet Master Plan for previously identified priorities;

4.  Neighborhood Improvements Funding Initiative (All – 30 min)  (County staff email about this Initiative)

5.  Items not listed on the agenda

6.  Announcements:

7.   Future Agenda Items


The CCAC’s role and “charter” doc’s are found here:
General CCAC infohttp://www.albemarle.org/department.asp?department=cdd&relpage=4422
CCAC Overview & Duties:  http://www.albemarle.org/upload/images/webapps/boards/bc/showrecs.asp?ID=12

DCI meeting Thursday, February 2, 2017

The Downtown Crozet Initiative (DCI) committee
monthly meeting
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Noon to 2:00 PM
in the Crozet Library Community Room

Click here for PDF (printable) version of the agenda.

Agenda items include:

  1. Plaza Design
    • Review revised concepts from MRA
    • Discuss:
      • Role of DCI and next steps
      • Community engagement and feedback – is more needed?
      • Timeline for pricing structure of plaza
  1. Fundraising
    • County assistance
    • Grant opportunities
    • Community outreach
  1. DCI Organization
    • Discuss:
      • Pros and cons of community development corporation
      • 501c3 options for DCI
      • Working committees
      • Steering committee

Mark your calendars: March DCI Meeting • Thursday, March 2, 12 pm to 2 pm • Crozet Library

Please join us to offer ideas or simply observe the progress.

Can’t make the meeting – email us your ideas and suggestions to CrozetCommunity@gmail.com or post them to our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/downtowncrozetinitiative

The DCI is a committee of the CCA.

CCAC Meeting Agenda 18 January 2017

CROZET COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (CCAC) Meeting

The Crozet Library, 2020 Library Avenue, Crozet
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Click here for PDF (printable) version of the agenda.

Agenda

1.  Agenda Review. (David Stoner – CCAC chair)

2.  Approval of Minutes (Draft minutes of December 14, 2016 meeting )

3.  Ideas for Community-Driven Implementation Projects (All – 45 min)

4.  Discuss Focus Areas Priorities (All – 45 min)

  1. Overview and definition of Regions
  2. What does it mean to be at “Regional Liaison”?
  3. Specific Considerations for each Region:
    1. Downtown (Dave, Lisa, Leslie, Kostas)
    2. North (Beth)
    3. East (John)
    4. South (Jon)
    5. West (Mary)

5.  Member Appointments and Officer Elections – March 2017 (John Savage – 10 min)

6.  Items not listed on the agenda

8.  Announcements:

9.   Future Agenda Items


The CCAC’s role and “charter” doc’s are found here:
General CCAC infohttp://www.albemarle.org/department.asp?department=cdd&relpage=4422
CCAC Overview & Duties:  http://www.albemarle.org/upload/images/webapps/boards/bc/showrecs.asp?ID=12

CCA Meeting Agenda January 12, 2017

Crozet Community Meeting Agenda
January 12, 2017
7:30 PM at the Field School

(Click here for PDF version of the agenda)

Welcome
Agenda Review / Changes and additions from the floor.
Approval of the CCA’s last meeting’s minutes (November 10, 2016) (Click here for PDF version of the minutes)
A Moment in Crozet History (Phil James)

Albemarle County Police Department (ACPD) visit and update. (Evening Patrol Division)

Presentation: Downtown Crozet Initiative (DCI) committee report. (Tim Tolson, Dave Stoner)

  • Update on Crozet downtown plaza plans (Click here for PDF)
  • Update on grant application possibilities for the Crozet downtown plaza
  • Visit website for details: www.downtowncrozetinitiative.com

Updates and News from Ann Mallek, our county supervisor.

Old Business:

  • Update from the Crozet Master Plan (CMP) survey committee (Tom Loach)

New Business:

  • Election of CCA officers: Nominations are open for President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Current officers are: President: Tim Tolson, Vice-President: Lisa Goehler, Secretary: Jo Ann Perkins, and Treasurer: Emery Taylor. Candidates must be present at this meeting or have spoken with a current officer about their willingness to serve if elected.
  • Additional CCA member on the Albemarle County Police Department Blue Ridge District Citizens Advisory Team.
  • Other?

Comments or Questions?  

Future Agenda Items?

Announcements –

  • Crozet Community Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting Wednesday, January 18 at 7:00 PM at the Crozet Library. Details and notices on our website.
  • Crozet Volunteer Fire Department Open House,
    Saturday, January 14.
  • Others?

The next CCA meeting is March 9, 2017 at 7:30 PM at the Field School

Join our email list by signing up at: http://CrozetCommunity.org/contact-us/
This email list is moderated, so you cannot get spam because only approved email messages are sent out.  Volume is usually 4-6 emails a month, all related to Crozet & Western Albemarle events and concerns.

CCAC Meeting Agenda 14 December 2016

CROZET COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (CCAC) Meeting

The Meadows Community Center, 5735 Meadows Drive, Crozet
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Note that this meeting is at a new location and a week earlier than usual.

Click here for PDF (printable) version of the agenda.

Agenda

1. Agenda Review. (David Stoner – CCAC chair)

2. Approval of Minutes (Draft minutes of November 16, 2016 meeting)

3.  Public Informational Meeting & Discussion–Barnes Lumber Proffer Amendment to accommodate Perrone Robotics (Milestone Partners – 30 min) Click here to download draft resolution as PDF
3a. A revised draft resolution regarding the Barnes Lumber proffer amendment, redlined against the draft previously circulated (and linked above).

4. Net v. Gross Density Discussion/Resolution (All–15 min)
4a. Click here to download draft resolution as PDF

5. Update on Public Informational Meeting Format and Proffer requirements (Jon McKeon & Dave Stoner – 15 min)

6. Discuss Focus Areas Priorities (All – 45 min; Click here to download draft focus area information as PDF)
a. Park & Greenspace (Phil & Kim)
b. Economic Development (John, James, & Dave)
c. Schools (Beth, Mary, & Dean)

7.  Items not listed on the agenda

8. Announcements:

9.  Future Agenda Items


The CCAC’s role and “charter” doc’s are found here:
General CCAC infohttp://www.albemarle.org/department.asp?department=cdd&relpage=4422
CCAC Overview & Duties:  http://www.albemarle.org/upload/images/webapps/boards/bc/showrecs.asp?ID=123

DCI Design and Dine

Downtown Crozet Initiative (DCI) presents
Design and Dine: Design Concepts for the future Crozet Community Plaza
Thursday, December 8 from 4:30 to 7:30 PM
at Piedmont Place (2025 Library Avenue)

Come view and provide thoughts on the proposed designs for the future Crozet Community Plaza.  Get a sneak peek at Piedmont Place (before their grand opening on Saturday, December 10) and the new Crozet Bicycle Shop. Free food and beverage samples by Smoked BBQ, Morsel Compass and Starr Hill Brewery.  Hot cider and a fire pit will be located at the proposed site of the plaza on the Barnes Lumber property.

For additional details and to let us know you’re coming, please visit our Facebook event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1841773719434966/

Can’t make the open house?  Email us your ideas and suggestions to CrozetCommunity@gmail.com or post them to the DCI Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/downtowncrozetinitiative

The DCI is a committee of the Crozet Community Association (CCA).

DCI: Design & Dine Open House, December 8, 2016